Beach villa with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Dikili, Turkey
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From £366 per week
Villa to rent in Dikili, Turkey
Villa overview - owner's description
Our villa is recommended by a best selling travel writer as the ideal place to get away from the maddening crowds.
The property is fully furnished and decorated in a tasteful manner.
The property is 100 m from the sea and neigbours include Turkish from the professional classes such as doctors, judges and teachers.
Dikili is situated at the north of Izmir, this charming county which is 120 km. away from Izmir, attracts Turkish tourists with its lovely beaches and clear water.
It is described as a beautiful little Town by a best selling travel author and our villa is recommended as an ideal place to get away from the maddening Crowd.
Surrounding Dikili is some spectacular scenery, mountains, olive groves, vineyards and cotton fields. You can see the people working the land; horses and carts are still widely in use. This is where you start to get a feel for real Turkish life.
This seaside town contains mainly holiday villas (for Turkish people) and a few hotels. The charming centre with cobbled streets has restaurants, bars and shops. American and European tourists from cruise ships briefly pass through on their way to Bergama. This means that although the resort remains uncommercialised, the locals are used to and interested in foreign visitors.
Dikili becomes largely deserted in the winter, except for the die-hard residents that live there all year round. In the summer months Turkish tourists with summer houses venture there for their holidays, and at weekends.
The beach is 6km long and is mainly sandy. The main beach, Belediye Halk Plajj holds blue flag certification. The areas near the hotel and the centre offer the most in terms of services (ie refreshments umbrellas sun beds etc). However there are many areas that remain in their natural state including the beach near the villa. So depending upon what you like there is something for everyone in Dikili.
There are so many reasons for visiting this region of Turkey we have listed just some of them below.
Experience the real Turkey.
The beach in Dikili is 6km long and sandy and holds blue flag certification. Dikili is also famous for its beautiful sunset. Explore the charming streets there are lots of excellent restaurants and bars.
Some of the finest and best value diving in Turkey
Visit Candarli (15 mins away) which has a Genoese Castle and Fortress and a bay surrounded by the sea on 3 sides
Go to Avyalik (30 mins away) which boasts one of the best white sand beaches in Turkey and is also famous for its Greek Architecture
Visit the Greek Island of Lebos for a day.
Thermal & Mud Baths Within 40 minutes drive there are 8 thermal baths including the famous Cleopatra Beauty Spa as recommended by the lady herself. In addtion there is a mud bath within 15 minutes of the villa so go spoil yourself.
Foca - The place of legend, remember the Sirens who lead sailors to their deaths, visit by all means but bring your earplugs.
Troy - With the film coming out this is the perfect opportunity to visit, Troy is within 2 1/2 hours drive of the Villa.
Beautiful Bademli is within 15 minutes drive and is has to be seen to be appreciated. Bademli sums up Turkeys natural beauty perfectly.
You will also have the opportunity to visit our families mountain village in the Kozak Plateau. This area beats Tuscany hands down in terms of stunning scenery. The villagers still live a traditional lifestyle and you will have the opportunity to visit the mosque as well as the houses within the village.
Last but certainly not least Bergama or historic Pergamon which has some of the finest historical sites in Turkey. It is mentioned twice in Frommers travel guide Once as one of the best historical sites to visit, and again as one of the best small towns or villages
This villa has 7 verified reviews.
7 out of 7 people recommend staying here
We had an excellent holiday, and it was everything what we were told it would be. The villa was in an excellent location with bars within walking distance, hilly on your return and not suitable for the elderly or infirm as there is a number of steps up to the villa. My children loved the pool and it was excellent on our arrival to be greeted with a welcome pack. Excellent value for money in a lovely quiet location. Would highly recommend. Can't wait to book for next year !!!
we all had a lovely time the villa is in a good location with everything you need not too far away, and the weather was very good!
A beautiful villa with excellent facilities, in a lovely area. The villa feels like a home from home: stereo/CD player, playstation, computer access, telephone, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, etc.
We loved having two verandas: the first an upstairs suntrap ideal for catching the sun during the day and cooling down at night; the second a shaded porch great for when the sun is hot. Also very convenient is having a washing machine and lots of drying space: we each took only a few outfits, leaving lots of space in our suitcases for the bargains we acquired at Dikili's rightly famous Tuesday market!
The beds are really comfortable and for a quick nap during the day the sofas are wonderfully comfy too.
I can't recommend the villa and the totally lovely family that runs it enough: Suleyman and Zeynep ensure that everything goes smoothly from pick-up at the airport to departure a fortnight later, and they do so with friendly charm and true hospitality.
This is my 2nd trip to Villa Hanorah. I had a fantastic time 6 months ago and had to return as there were so many beautiful places to visit.
Definetly the place to come to get away from the restricted package holiday crowds, good for couples interested in culture and beautiful places rather than nightclubs and also for families. Dikili is the real Turkey. As Dikili is not a major tourist spot, it is amazingly cheap to eat out and to shop.
The villa is fantastic, fully equipped and we didn’t want for anything. It is definitely a home from home and is a lot better in real life than in the pictures and the description of the villa. We made full use of all the facilities, choice of sunny & shady terraces, BBQ and the fruit trees in the garden. All day long around the villa you hear the sweet sound of chirping birds. There is even a facility to order 20 litres of water (£1) for delivery by bike directly to the villa
The villa is in a great location, right opposite a 5 start hotel with a fabulous pool - brilliant for children and the beach is only a 2 minute easy stroll away.
Most of the locals speak limited English, which adds to the experience. I always brought my phrase book everywhere and have also learnt some Turkish which is a bonus.
Excellent idea of the owners assisting with arranging days out during the holiday. We had some great tours with the private chauffuer Suleman to Bergama, Ayvalik Bademli, Kozak and various hot springs which are abundant in this area. The Kozak village is where the owners family live and truly was very memorable and well worth the trip to see how Turkish people live. The village is high in the mountains, rural, the panorama is literally a sea of dark green. Zeynep cooked us a lovely lunch and took us around to meet some family members. Everyone made a fuss of us, bringing out çay (tea) and even more food. It felt like most of the family knew we were visiting and made sure that they all saw us. The mosque is spectacular and it was an honour to be welcomed in to see it.
The trip to Bademli included visiting a remote spring off the beaten track by a cliff that was reached by going through the olive groves. A local fisherman took us around an island for 15 million TL (£6 for 5 people). There are massive villas built into the island, one based on a castle them with its own castle wall, another resembling Queen Hatchesput’s temple in Egypt. There is a very exclusive looking restaurant on the island that looked like a fabulous place to spent the afternoon looking out at the clear water.
The Tuesday market in Dikili is excellent for fresh produce. Being a Londoner, I had forgotten the taste of real fresh fruit and veg.
My 2 trips to Villa Hanorah have restored my faith in Turkey as I had been put off after 2 previous visits to resorts. The people here are genuine and it is great that the owners have arranged for local contacts if you need them, and will stay away if you want them to.
Looking forward to my 3rd trip to Villa Hanorah!!
Dikilli is located near Pergamon (Bergama) and other historical sites, is within a few kilometres of excellent hot springs,, and a number of small other coastal villages worth exploring. Immediate access to a large, clean swimming pool with childrens' section and prepared hotel beach make it a relaxing holiday venue.
Local restuarant food is good, but the prices are not dissimilar to UK (probably tourist pricing, but it was uniform throughout the region).
Villa Hanorah is a family home easily able to accommodate a family and has friendly neighbours.
English is not widely spoken, but enough restuarant owners and taxi operators etc are around that this never presented a serious problem.
Maps of the immediate area are hard to come by and it would be well worth checking Google earth (and possibly printing) prior to departure.
Internet access is available at the Villa and whilst via 56K modem does basic email fine.
We enjoyed our stay immediately pre season.
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Sights and attractions
Outside this villa in Dikili, TurkeyThis villa is in a village near the beach and mountains. It has a balcony, a barbecue, a garden and a sea view. Car hire is recommended as the villa is less than a 15 minute walk to at least a couple of shops, bars and restaurants; however parking is available if required.
Prices and availability
Updated 1 December 2016
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 1 May - 31 May 2017: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 May - 31 May 2018: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 May - 31 May 2019: bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 2 single beds
- 2 single beds
There is also 2 double sofa beds, 1 cot
1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's
DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet, Telephone, TV Languages in Local
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Parking, Private garden, Sea view
Children, Infants, Single gender groups
There are two bedrooms with 4 single beds in each. There are also two double sofabeds in the living area. This means the villa can comfortably sleep 6. In the summer months the Turkish professional classes, or those that can afford a holiday home arrive from cities such as Izmir and Instanbul to enjoy their yearly holiday. The main activities revolve around the harbour in the evenings where Dikili lazily comes to life. People eat drink and relax by having a fish supper and watching the stunning sunset. There is a small bazar where you can purchase local crafts and sometimes traditional music is arranged on the beach. The feel is very provincial and relaxing and catered firmly towards families and couples with a lack of noisy bars and discos thankfully. Children are welcomed with open arms in all establishments.
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